Sweet Sixteen Succulent + Boho Themed Party

I recently shared part one of my oldest daughter’s sweet sixteen succulent party theme and I’m back to share more of the pretty details! This party really reflected her personal style which is laid back and outdoorsy. This boho themed party incorporated her love of sunset colors and succulents. I especially love how all the desserts turned out! I worked with some seriously talented dessert pros and they nailed it.

Boho Themed Party

This was the dessert table that I set up in our outdoor tent area. Here’s what it looked like from the outside.

Boho Themed Party

The color palette was a play off of Taylor’s love for desert sunsets. Personally, I feel like the colors really brought this boho dessert table together.

Boho Themed Party dessert table

The handmade sign above the table read “oh how sweet sixteen.”

This boho themed party was inspired by desert sunsets and my daughter's love of succulents. The details are perfect for any boho party or boho wedding.

Let’s start with this cake. Because, WOW. It was a “semi-naked” cake because she loved the look of a naked cake but also really enjoys eating the icing. :) I can’t blame her! The color was a sunset-y peach color and it was adorned with real succulents.

Boho Themed Cake

The topper was laser cut from wood and added such a nice finishing touch to the cake. (The flavor was snickerdoodle and it was delicious!).

boho cake

The cake was really a show stopper.

Boho Themed Party Desserts

The cupcakes were topped with the most creative fondant toppers. They looked just like mini succulents! There were also some flat toppers with boho-inspired patterns on them. No one could believe they were edible. (You might remember the cute toppers we had at my London’s 5th birthday breakfast party? Same talented source, more on that below.)

Boho Themed Party Desserts

Here’s my secret (because you know I love to keep things simple) …. these are store-bought the cupcakes (with no icing–just ask the for them at the bakery counter at your grocery store), and then made the icing and iced them myself. Half the work, half the mess but still very tasty.

Boho Themed Party Desserts

The cake pops were the perfect peach and cornflower blue colors, finished with a dusting of gold paint.

Boho Themed Party Desserts

And the cookies…. WOW. There was so much detail going on. We had several different sugar cookie designs–each so unique.

Boho Themed Party Desserts

I had sent the invitation and told them just come up with something.

boho dessert table

They were so detailed and SO GORGEOUS. (Check out the invites in Part One.)

Boho Themed Party | Succulent Favors

And my favorite part had to be the favors! I had a vision of a white wall with small shelves to house the succulents and cacti favors and my husband brought my vision to life perfectly! I loved how the favor display added such a show-stopping decorative element to the space. He’s always helping me create that “wow” factor for events. (Remember the book backdrop for the book themed baby shower I hosted?)

Boho Themed Party | Succulent Favors

At the end of the night, guests selected their favorite potted succulent to take home. I love that the favor will live on well after the party ends. Succulents are Taylor’s favorite so this was such a personal touch.

I ordered all the succulents online (did you know you could do that?!) and painted the pots and planted to succulents the week before the party. Good thing about working with succulents is that you can prep ahead of time and you don’t have to worry they’ll die.

boho party theme

We also had a photo booth which kept everyone (teens and adults) busy. It was such a hit!

boho party theme

I was thrilled to find a local women-owned business right down the street from me. She had Taylor’s picture and the graphic from our invite right up on the screen inside the booth which was so personalized, I loved it!

Boho Themed Party | Succulent Favors

She also printed two of every thing and added a strip to a scrapbook that guests signed for Taylor leaving her sweet birthday messages. It was just the perfect keepsake from her special day.

Boho Themed Party

Happy birthday to our sweet Taylor!

I hope you found some inspiration for your own boho themed party. What was your favorite element?

The amazing vendors we worked with:
Photobooth: Paparazzi in Murrieta
Cake and Cake Pops: A Piece of Cake
Cupcake Toppers: Edible Details
Cookies: Flourish Sweet Shop
Cake Topper: Letters To You
Succulents for favors: San Pedro Cactus

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18 Comments on Sweet Sixteen Succulent + Boho Themed Party

    • Tori
      February 20 at 7:42 pm (9 months ago)

      Thank you Chris!

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  1. Christine
    March 17 at 4:23 am (8 months ago)

    When we were young children, we tend to looked forward to our birthdays as these were days that we might be hosting a celebration and be flooded with gifts. Especially for the age of 16, having a birthday at this age can be very memorable for life.

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  2. Mary
    April 17 at 9:06 am (7 months ago)

    What a beautiful party! The theme really came out well, and the ambiance of colours and lights added to a subtle, boho atmosphere. Parties are so much more than baking a good cake, and having family and friends over. The venue, lights, music, design, everything really needs to come together, and this party shows that! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Tori
      April 17 at 9:50 am (7 months ago)

      So glad you like it Mary!

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  3. Jane
    April 25 at 1:35 am (7 months ago)

    A ‘sweet’ sixteen party indeed! All the beautifully decorated cakes and sweets look absolutely lovely. Having a photo booth at the event was another great addition! Not only does it provide an excellent way to entertain guests, but it also ensures that everyone can keep a special memento of the day.

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  4. Staci
    May 30 at 11:20 am (6 months ago)

    Where did you get the sign or did you make it? the Oh how, sweet 16. Your party is gorgeous and I’m trying to duplicate it:) Thanks.

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    • Tori
      May 30 at 11:37 am (6 months ago)

      Hi Staci, so glad you like the sign! I made it! Picked up the wood from local home improvement store and then I stained it. When it was dry, I used white craft paint to paint on the words. Tip: Sketch out your words using chalk before you paint them on! That way you can make sure you like the way it looks before you paint.

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  5. akshara
    June 7 at 3:26 am (6 months ago)

    Theme and party is beautifully organized.

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    • Tori
      June 7 at 8:54 am (6 months ago)

      Thank you!

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  6. Lisa Ganz
    June 24 at 8:56 pm (5 months ago)

    Hi! Your theme and all of the thoughtful details are beyond lovely! I’m having a succulent themed 50th Birthday Party in August. A nod to West Texas where my husband and I eloped to. I love the cake with desert sunset colors. I was wondering where you found the steer horns at?
    Thank you so much!!!

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    • Tori
      June 25 at 8:39 am (5 months ago)

      Hi Lisa, I got them from Hobby Lobby!

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  7. Jayashree
    September 11 at 5:12 am (2 months ago)

    Hi Tori,

    Love your theme, am planning my daughter’s 16th birthday party and would like to know where can I find or order the backdrop same as the one you have.

    The event is next Sunday sept 17th 2017. Southbay area, Los Angeles.

    Appreciate your quick response.

    Thanks very much.
    Jayashree

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    • Tori
      September 11 at 3:38 pm (2 months ago)

      Hi Jayashree! Not sure if you mean the white shelf with the succulents or the wooden sign behind the dessert table but in both cases, we made them.

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      • Jayashree
        September 12 at 11:49 am (2 months ago)

        Hi Tori,

        It’s the white washed wooden fense am referring to as the backdrop behind the wooden sign of “Oh how sweet sixteen” have you purchased that.. looked like vinyl to me. I love that look and wanted to know.

        Thanks for your response.

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        • Tori
          September 13 at 9:04 am (2 months ago)

          Ah! So that fence is just my old fence in my yard. You are seeing the clear vinyl tent in front if it.

  8. Jayashree
    September 13 at 5:55 pm (2 months ago)

    Nice that gives very rustic and natural looks live the fence finishing.

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  9. Delaine Stanley
    October 2 at 2:50 pm (2 months ago)

    What size is the oh how sweet 16 sign? You did a great job on decorating for the party. Everything was beautiful.

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